Bath and Irish race for Priestland

Date published: December 18 2014

Premiership clubs Bath and London Irish are both chasing Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland ahead of next season.

Reports in both England and Wales suggest that Priestland will leave Welsh region the Scarlets at the end of the season.

Priestland signed a new deal with the Scarlets back in February but that contract is believed to expire this season, opening the door for the 27-year-old to move.

Bath apparently lead the race to sign Priestland ahead of the Exiles, meaning that the Wales number ten would be in contention with England fly-half George Ford at The Rec.

Priestland, who has 32 caps, was a breakout star at the last Rugby World Cup but has recently lost the Wales fly-half jersey to Dan Biggar.